Monday, March 30, 2009

Avada,Perugu Vada,Dahi Vada

This is also one of the most popular and authentic dish of South India, enriched with simple seasoning..........and aroma of curry leaves....

Urad dal 1 cup, Salt to taste,Oil for deep frying.

Flavouring Yogurt/curd :
Yogurt 2 cups, 3no. Green Chillies(adj. as per taste), Ginger 1" piece, 1/4tsp.turmeric Powder.

1/2tsp. urad dal, 1/2 tsp.Mustard Seeds, 1/4 tsp.Cumin Seeds, 2 springs Curry Leaves,1tbsp.0il

Soak urad dal in water for 1hr.Grind the urad dal with little salt into smooth paste, adding little water.Roughly chop ginger and green chillers and coarsely grind them. In a wide vessel, whisk yogurt, ground ginger green chilli paste, turmeric powder and salt and keep it aside. Now heat oil in a pan, add all seasoning ingredients, remove from heat once they turn Golden brown colour and add into the yogurt. In an another wide vessel take warm water and keep it aside.
In a pan, heat oil and fry the vadas on both sides until light brown, remove the fried vadas from hot oil and soak in warm water for few seconds, then squeeze and remove the excess water, and put the vadas in the seasoned yogurt/curd. Repeat the same with all the fried vadas.Leave the vadas in yogurt/curd for at least 30 min. to absorb all the flavors.....

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